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Old 02-23-2004, 01:59 PM   #19
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Mark Jakabcsin wrote:
Is heavy rooting of the feet/stance realistic or is it more of a 'dojo reality'? Does such a solid stance happen in real life or is it a dojo fabrication?
It's a potential. If you try to lead a karateka, say ala KOTE GAESHI, he will simply drop into a stance and suddenly you're both struggling. He's not married to it, though, as you might see in a bad movie, and he will move as needed.

Of course while he's waiting out the leading, he's also punching/elbowing/kicking.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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